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5.3 /6 Excellent 197 Reviews

Fifty50 Bar & Restaurant

Boston Spa International ££ +100
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About Fifty50 Bar & Restaurant

Quickly becoming a leading light in the compact but reliably good dining scene in the village of Boston Spa, fifty50 is half bar and half restaurant with some serious skill in the kitchen. Helmed by television cheffing star Darren Danby, the vision here is of food created from quality ingredients, dishes that showcase the best of British and European comfort cuisine. This, plus a cellar stocked by intrepid bar manager Philip with wines from lesser-known, artisanal producers draws a crowd of curious gourmands and hungry families from Leeds and beyond. You can easily find your balance at fifty50’s bar and restaurant up on the High Street.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:45
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:45
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:45
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:45
  • Friday 12:00 - 16:00, 17:30 - 20:45
  • Saturday 12:00 - 16:00, 17:30 - 20:45
  • Sunday 12:00 - 18:30
Fifty50 Bar & Restaurant, 146 High Street, LS23 6BW Leeds

Further Information

Up on Boston Spa’s High Street, continentally-minded diners are treated to artisanal sandwiches, hearty main courses drawing from Italian, French, and Mediterranean cuisines, desserts and sides, plus a special menu for younger palates. The sandwiches are made to order with your choice of seeded baguette or soft ciabatta, all served with a side salad and lightly salted potato crisps. We like the very British rare roast beef or the smoked Scottish salmon in particular. If you’re after something weightier, go for the baby goats’ cheese crotin tart of the generous Boston burger with Emmental cheese, pancetta, relish and American mustard. And, when the bar opens, accompany your drink with prime minute steak with blushed blushed tomatoes, flat-cap mushrooms and fifty50’s famous chips plus garlic butter.

Dinner at fifty50 is something that gourmets from around Leeds hanker for. An artisan affair, even the stone-baked pizzettes are as upscale as they are rustic – garlic, rocket and parmesan; mozzarella, tomato and sea salt; or authentic Italian nduja sausage with buffalo mozzarella. Highlights from the main menu include many seafood dishes: whole sea bass with sunflower and basil pesto served alongside a courgette and roasted pepper pasta salad and blackened lemon, bowls of Japanese teriyaki and sesame salmon ramen with pak choi, radish, papaya and blood orange salsa destined to add a little exotic sunshine to your meal here in Boston Spa. A major drawcard at this gourmet bar and restaurant is the fire pit selection, featuring mouthwatering meat dishes like the slow-cooked, bourbon-basted rack of ribs with housemade coleslaw and a New York salad, flat iron Butlers’ steak with chimmichurri sauce, and – from closer to home – fine Yorkshire 30-day aged sirloin, ribeye, and T-bone steaks from fifty50’s favourite butcher, R&J of Ripon.

CHEF'S CHOICE

197 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 197 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: friendly
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1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 09:14

Excellent food in a good environment . Some very good offers advertised and we will definitely take advantage of one of the midweek specials very soon.

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 14:14

Delicious gourmet burgers, lovely steaks, proper chips, attentive service, and sympathetic ambience, as ever. Always a pleasure to go and eat at Fifty50 in delightful Boston Spa.

1 review so far 6
02.03.2017 18:46

Always fab great service we love coming to fifty fifty as we live locally and really like the special offers and deals they have on

1 review so far 6
20.02.2017 20:19

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Even better it was buy one get one free on a Monday night! Definitely recommend and this was our 4th visit!

1 review so far 4
04.06.2016 09:25

We originally booked to take advantage of the Happy Monday's B.O.G.O.F offer but after viewing the menus online my partner loved the sound of the Lobster Mac and Cheese starter, which isn't available on the Monday menu, so I conceded to give up on my love of a good deal and go the following day. On asking to take our orders my partner asked the server for her opinion on some of the dishes to which we were told she hadn't tried any as it was a new menu released just 2 weeks prior. We ordered the lobster starter, a New York Bratwurst burger and a rack of ribs. The server returned from the kitchen to inform us the lobster starter was not available, we were informed that it had sold out in the first few days of the release of the new menu but would not be restocked and instead it was being removed from the menu due to the cost of lobster. Although I appreciate lobster is an expensive ingredient, the starter was charged at £8, itself fairly expensive for a starter, the amount of meat you can get out of a whole lobster leads me to believe it would still be profitable to serve, we were disappointed to not to be able to have the dish we had specifically made the visit for. And when it was obviously a popular dish why would you remove it from the menu? Although dejected from the disappointment we asked to just have the mains, the burger and ribs were cooked to perfection and we thoroughly enjoyed them although it wasn't until we chatted on the way home we remembered there was supposed to be a bratwurst corndog in the burger, which there wasn't, but to be fair to the chef we hadn't noticed until it was too late so hadn't given him the chance to rectify. Overall the food was lovely, the atmosphere was relaxed and the server was polite and apologetic about the lobster.

1 review so far 6
14.05.2016 05:57

Superb food for all the family. My husband had 3 courses but it looked so good that the kids wanted to tuck into the starter of macaroni pork balls and I looked longingly at his sticky toffee pudding. Our table was booked for 6 but we arrived early and weren't made to feel it was a problem and it was better for us because as a young family it was quiet and we actually had time to sit and chat without the usual iPads. The kids both ordered pizza from the children's menu and it was huge but they loved it and my son ordered a roulade from the adult menu for pudding which was heaven whilst my daughter had her pudding from the kids menu a sumptuous cookie! I was too full from my dinner so had a latte to finish. We all had a couple of drinks with our dinner and when we asked for the bill we were so pleased to find that as early birds we received so much of our bill, we will definitely be back

1 review so far 4
01.04.2016 09:02

Food delicious, ambience very good and good value for money. Hard to chose as so many options I would have liked (specials board choices very tempting) I even wrote down the name of the wine I had as it was so good, intend to buy some for the weekend. Ways to improve: meeting and greeting not very good on arrival, trouble with tills -cannot get a tab at the bar then carry it downstairs to the restaurant so had to pay the drinks bill in cash. invited to go down to the restaurant and then abandoned (stood in middle of restaurant looking a bit silly - staff very apologetic after). In the middle of eating delicious ribs the tables to the side of us were cleaned and liberally sprayed which did not improve the flavour of the lovely bourbon sticky ribs (or indeed my sinuses). will definitely come back but hoping there will be an improvement in staff training. Good food is only half the dining out experience, you will be remembered longer for the welcome and service than the food... that said during our meal staff were very attentive so didn't get it completely wrong. hope the review helps

1 review so far 6
30.03.2016 16:07

I never usually post reviews but the quality of the food and standard of service at 50/50 was so exceptional that I have to share our experience. We were a party of eleven and were dining at the same time as another large party both with young children to cater for. All of the food came out promptly and and was absolutely delicious. Hats off to the chef, seriously! It was a busy service but the staff couldn't do enough for you and were really friendly and good natured. And I got a pleasant surprise when the bill arrived. Excellent value for money. Thank you 50/50 for a wonderful evening celebrating my little boy's birthday.

1 review so far 6
29.11.2015 17:52

The food at this restaurant was not only well presented but delicious throughout - several flavours on the plate that were only hinted at on the menu. I had the seafood skewers and my wife the goats cheese flan salad. We then had very large helpings of roulade. The service was so good that we could have been in and out and had 2 courses in less than three quarters of an hour (but we stayed for coffee). The staff were also friendly and attentive. This was an excellent last minute choice of restaurant after the original steak restaurant we had booked rang about 4.00 to tell us their ovens were malfunctioning.

1 review so far 6
12.02.2016 10:33

This is a popular restaurant in Boston Spa and I can see why. The atmosphere is good, the food is excellent and the staff very attentive without being intrusive. All three courses were delicious ( calamari, superbly cooked steak and rhubarb flan). If I had one slight niggle, it is the heating in the restaurant. It was a cold night and to begin with we were placed in line of the full draught of the front door. We moved to an alcove area where a portable heater was doing its best. That is a niggle though. I would heartily recommend this restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

2 reviews so far 6
04.03.2016 14:13

In the bar upstairs there is a good selection of premium draught beers / ciders and a good atmosphere for pre / post dinner drinks (or even just a drink if you are not dining there). Downstairs to the restaurant which is not large but diners are not crammed in. Great staff and a terrific kitchen team who produce wonderful food. Have been several times and will continue to do so unless something major changes.

1 review so far 6
06.03.2016 10:55

Boston spa is a buzzing friendly village and a great place to spend the weekend thanks to places like fifty50 They have a great selection of quality food served by friendly staff The owners john, simon and chef Darren, have really put their energy into combining a vibrant contemporary restaurant (where you can hear yourself speak) yet with a buzzing bar above. Best of both worlds..... And great value lunches also. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 5
16.10.2016 12:03

The restaurant and food was excellent. We went on a Thursday which was BOGOF night for Cocktails, Wine and Prosecco and it was very busy, understandably so! The staff in the restaurant were lovely, however the bar waiter in the bar upstairs was very cold and off hand. He seemed more interested in chatting to the local guy perched at the end of the bar than serve customers. No smiles or friendliness whatsoever... we were glad to go into the restaurant when our table was ready.

1 review so far 5
13.07.2016 11:13

The upstairs bar was very busy and extremely noisy on a Saturday evening. The waiter said there were a lot people there from the races. Downstairs was busy but a bit quieter. There were minor delays in taking our order and bringing drinks. The food was good. Bruschetta, steak and pasta and service was efficient and friendly. I'm in Boston Spa from time to time but I don't think I would eat here again on a busy night. There are quieter places.

1 review so far 4
01.11.2015 07:58

My sister and I decided to share a starter of fougasse, ciabatta and olives and then both to have the lamb main course. We had rather a long wait, about half an hour, and then the starter was brought at the same time as the main courses. We had to ask them to take the main courses away so we could enjoy the starter. They were apologetic and did not charge us for a further glass of wine that we had ordered. The food was good but this was a very bad mistake for them to make.

1 review so far 2
24.04.2016 18:03

I booked a table of 6 for my 25th birthday and we arrived, ordered some cocktails that took 20 minutes to arrive only to be told that we could not have anymore of that particular one as there were no more raspberries but some appeared on a dessert an hour later! We got told there was a delay on drinks as the bar was busy,there was about 10 people in it! The food was nice but the chef decided to tell a member of staff off in front of our table which was very unprofessional. There was no effort made to say it was a birthday,I got told if I ordered a dessert they would of put a candle in it.. The waitress was slow and unenthusiastic. You can have nice food but if there is no customer service people will not return. Not the experience I wanted on my birthday. I left very unhappy and embarrassed I had told my friends that it would be really good if we went there! Oh and we got told there was no mayo, londis next door was open and nobody thought to go there

5 reviews so far 4
29.01.2017 14:42

Went for the steak night, the food wasn't as good as I expected so slightly disappointed. The accompaniments weren't very appealing and we weren't given the garlic aioli to go with the whitebait. The service wasn't great as waited a while to even be asked for a drink. However they redeemed themselves when there was an issue with the beer pump and they dealt with it very professionally knocking the drinks off the bull due to the inconvenience. The steak was cooked perfectly for me which was a highlight!

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 20:17

It's a fantastic little bar / restaurant that I would recommend to anyone ! The foods is lovely and I enjoy the different deals they have on !! It's homely and in a small quiet village. Perfect for evening drinks, quiet meal or large family group meal! Staff are wonderfully mannered and very helpful!

1 review so far 3
07.12.2016 07:47

Mixed feelings about this one. We were sat on a table at the bottoms of the stairs on a cold night, in an empty restaurant. Every time the door was opened we got a blast of freezing cold air which was awful. Told by the very pleasant but inexperienced waitress that we couldn't be moved and was brought a heater that didn't work. Food was good and arrived very quickly from ordering. In fact so quickly our drinks hadn't even arrived! Food was tasty and reasonably priced however I wouldn't be in a rush to go back and certainly not without a promotion on.

1 review so far 6
09.08.2016 09:18

The food was really very good and served promptly. The service was good and the restaurant was well laid out and decorated pleasantly. The offer of bogof Mondays could not be faulted and it seemed to be kid friendly so no complaints at all. I have recommended to family already.

1 review so far 4
24.02.2016 16:10

The service was slow to take the order, but food was fast to come to the table. Menu chosen was really good. My only negative point was where we were seated. A two seater table, close to a wall and in the walk way from the kitchen to the restaurant, so felt hemmed in and uncomfortable. If I go again, will go with a larger group to ensure the table was in a better position.

7 reviews so far 6
06.12.2015 17:17

Was my daughters birthday and nothing was too much bother. They dealt with our request to sit apart from the birthday girl's table and placed our balloon on the table. She was also delighted by the candle in her dessert! Thank you for looking after us so well.

1 review so far 5
29.05.2016 12:23

The food was great, well cooked flavoursome with delicious salads. It follows the current trend for burnt food, with charred this and smoked that. To my mind the menu is too big, but I suppose it's more choice. The only disappointment was the service, which was a bit flat. Not unfriendly, just not friendly.

1 review so far 5
29.06.2016 10:56

Overall very good service. Had sea bass for mains, which was tasty and fresh. Others had pizzas. The pizzas were a bit skinny with the toppings and slightly expensive for what they are. Wouldn't mind if the pepperoni had more than 5 pieces on it. Nice place with friendly staff and will return.

1 review so far 6
21.02.2016 09:28

Delicious food, something for everyone on the menus. I had some delicious fish skewers which were cooked to perfection and the hubby enjoyed some succulent ribs. Really friendly staff who couldn't do enough for us. Good arrived promptly but didn't feel rushed. Nice ambience

1 review so far 6
07.02.2016 09:48

Great food and lovely service. Wish we had a restaurant like this in Market Harborough! Everything we ate was delicious and we could have happily eaten anything else on the menu. Will look forward to coming back next time we're visiting the area.

1 review so far 6
04.12.2015 09:39

Booking on line was very easy to use and saved me time. I had a lovely meal. I'd definitely recommend the ribs. Great service and the wine was 2 for 1 which was even better. I'll definitely go back.

2 reviews so far 5
14.10.2016 21:07

A birthday meal for my wife. Ordered the charcuterie sharing platter to start which was fabulous (if quite big for two). We both had fish for mains which was perfectly cooked and the sticky toffee pudding to finish was amazing. Service was good. A lovely meal.

3 reviews so far 6
12.10.2016 18:54

Great restaurant with super friendly staff and good hearty food! We asked to change tables and they did it without hesitation. Pizzas are ace, burgers also good. The kids meals are great value and really fill them up!

1 review so far 5
12.12.2016 10:23

Our meal was excellent, we all enjoyed what we ordered. The only complaint was the noise coming from the room at the side was deafening. We could hardly hear ourselves talking. We were sat at table 4. The noise seemed to echo from that room.

1 review so far 5
07.02.2017 08:48

We cannot fault the food, it was absolutely delicious and the service equally matched the food, with helpful advice and always a smile on the staffs face's!! Oh and the the cocktails were too nice, although my head the morning after, may disagree with that!!

7 reviews so far 6
06.12.2015 17:20

Had the ribs tonight for the first time, have been wanting to try them for ages.... they did not disappoint, mouth wateringly wonderful and ever so tender that they slipped off the bone without any issue. Fabulous!

1 review so far 5
03.06.2016 09:14

Great atmosphere, great food. 241 on cocktails which were delicious, but you had to wait a long time to be served as only one person on at the bar. The bartender was very good though and always knew who had been waiting the longest.

7 reviews so far 6
03.11.2016 21:27

Loved the new menu. Had the fish cakes with soft boiled egg salad - delicious. Kids had their usual fill of pizzas (their favourites) and Hubby was impressed by the chicken burger....will be back again soon.

4 reviews so far 6
26.04.2016 10:22

We all really enjoyed our meal at 50/50. The food, service and atmosphere were all fab and as we were able to take advantage of the Monday night special menu it was excellent value for money

1 review so far 6
08.09.2015 09:25

We eat here regularly and have always had excellent food and great service. Darren the Head Chef is excellent and the specials are always worth trying e.g. 70 day aged Ribeye which was awesome. Highly recommended!

3 reviews so far 5
25.01.2016 10:00

Good food, great atmosphere, with friendly staff in very pleasant surroundings offering very good value for money, I have always enjoyed my visits to 50:50, but this time missed seeing the very friendly and convivial Charles who is usually front of house

1 review so far 4
26.07.2016 21:22

Very small but busy which is always a good sign of course, specially for early Monday evening. Was a bit perturbed that already 2 items on the menu were unavailable. However, the food was good and the helpings generous. Service was good and provided by young, presumably local, people. Will definitely return.

1 review so far 5
12.08.2016 09:17

Very pleasant evening in a busy restaurant/bar environment. Food excellent , service attentive and professional. 10 burly farmers attended and ALL were very satisfied with the venue , food and ambience. Would recommend to anybody to try out this newish establishment.

1 review so far 5
14.01.2016 19:58

Lovely meal - would have rated it 6 but the sticky toffee pudding wasn't quite as good as I've had other places. Particularly liked that a carafe of tap water was provided on the table without having to ask for it.

1 review so far 6
13.05.2016 21:23

Excellent service & delicious food as always. Friendly helpful staff, very good with my kids. Replaced little ones dropped icecream in a flash preventing his meltdown & dang happy birthday to the birthday boy

1 review so far 6
24.02.2016 11:42

Another great evening with superb food. Wonderful Hirata buns with crispy duck followed by delicious fish skewers. My Husband had Calamari and the Pizza Verdura, both thoroughly enjoyed. We've already booked our next visit!

7 reviews so far 6
12.10.2016 19:12

I love having Sunday Lunch at Fifty50 and always have the pork roast - yum yum. The kids love the variety of the menu and they never have any problems choosing from the menu.

2 reviews so far 4
06.09.2016 09:05

Good evening. Food was good (but not exceptional); I had Asian duck salad and Black Jack burger. Trivial disappointment....downstairs they use very small ugly wine glasses (when you order a bottle of wine), upstairs they use good size elegant glasses. My recommendation - give the crappy wine glasses to charity!!!

1 review so far 4
12.01.2016 09:47

Lovely food but drinks service very slow. Food service was slightly better. Very noisy in the area we were sat in so couldn't have a conversation between us very well (there were only 6 of us), but the majority of the noise came from a large table behind us.

1 review so far 5
29.09.2015 23:39

Atmosphere is gorgeous and the food's even better!! Staff are on point, and it could be seen as a bit pricey by some but you get what you pay for!! Would definitely go back and recommend to a friend

2 reviews so far 3
14.08.2016 11:05

In our party of 7, four were satisfied or very satisfied with the food they ordered and three of us were disappointed. It would appear the chef is good at some dishes and mediocre with others. For example my sea bass was overcooked and the trimmings and flavourings did not match the dish. The restaurant itself is nicely laid out and the service was satisfactory.

1 review so far 5
06.09.2016 20:27

Great place to eat, food was great. Service was the only reason I have not given it a 6. I had to ask for additional drinks as waiters did not check etc. I would strongly recommend on the whole!

2 reviews so far 4
04.06.2016 23:23

Table not ready when we arrived and initially staff not very welcoming. However the service was fine once we were seated. Burgers pricy but very good quality and generous portion with tasty chips and garnishes and well presented. Sea bass was a good choice. Overall an enjoyable meal.

1 review so far 5
24.01.2016 20:39

Relaxed and warm surroundings. Great service, food cooked and presented to a high standard. Fabulous portion sizes and really well seasoned. Good value for money and location easily accessible from A1 and other motorway networks. Will definitely return.